London, 10 June 2010: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced the return of brutal off-road racing to PlayStation ® 3 (PS3 TM ) with MotorStorm ® Apocalypse. After ripping up Monument Valley, obliterating everything in its path on The Island and surviving the chilling temperatures of the Arctic, the multimillion selling franchise is back - and this time it hits The City...abandoned after being hit by a tremor. If you thought you knew street racing, think again– prepare for multi-vehicle action across the tops of unstable skyscrapers, through ravaged buildings, into darkened subways and over twisting bridges while jaw-dropping quakes tear the city apart in real time. Join us for the ultimate party ... at the end of the world.
It’s no longer just about winning. It’s about a fight for survival. The abandoned metropolis is the perfect playground for a genre-thrashing, all-new MotorStorm action racing festival. Pick your vehicle from one of 13 classes, including supercars, muscle cars, superbikes, and even choppers, then choose one of 40 unique races while looters and military contractors fight for what is left of the city. No track is ever the same as you endure hundreds of explosive real-time dynamic events in the most unpredictable and spectacular races of your life.
In single player mode, experience a unique story of three characters– each of whom offers a different difficulty level– as they experience the insane urban festival from unique perspectives, and finally get to learn more about the crazy crew behind each MotorStorm festival. If you want to show off your reckless driving skills, you can race against 4 of your friends in split-screen or race against 16 players online; or combine the two. The Game Mode Creator lets you create, share and play totally new game experiences from scratch, and you can customise your vehicle in game or download new vehicles, parts and graphics from PlayStation ® Store via PlayStation ® Network and share designs with friends around the world. There are so many combinations that each player could own a unique vehicle to suit their racing style.
Get ready for 2011, for the most insane and adrenaline-fuelled racing experience of your life. Can you survive the apocalypse? Find out more at eu.playstation.com
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